So we have all heard about global warming and if you believe it or not changing to energy efficient appliances and following a few of these tips below will help the environment and reduce your electricity usage which means money saved. Have a good look over these tips, most you may already know and I’m sure a few you don’t or simply have forgotten.
Tip 1: Make sure to set your air conditioner to 24 degrees Celsius, this is said to be the optimum temperature for energy saving.
Tip 2: Make use of awnings and blinds to reduce sunlight penetrating the home in summer greenhouse air conditioner, heavy curtains also help reduce the amount of heat entering the home in summer and also help retain heat in winter. Another option is too get your windows tinted.
Tip 3: If your still suing an electric hot water system turn the thermostat down to 50 or 55 degree Celsius, its most likely on default at over 65 degree Celsius or perhaps higher from a previous owner of the house. This will also prevent scalding particularly if you have young children.
Tip 4: Make use of any government incentives for energy efficient lighting, or invest in CFL or LED lighting for inside and outside the home. Make use of outdoor lighting that operates via a sensor, this not only is good saving electricity it’s also great for security and safety. Lighting generates approximately 5% of your household greenhouse gas emissions.
Tip 5: Keep your light fittings clean, this will improve light output and help reduce heat build up extending the lights lifespan.
Home to millions of species on earth, biggest producers of food, controllers of climate change, absorbents of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and the generators of oxygen, the forests, are truly the vital for life. Apart from serving as natural air conditioners and air purifiers, they provide us with fresh food to eat and pure water to drink too. They are the biggest contributors in tumbling the global warming. From breakfast to going to the office and to the dinner, our all activities are dependent on them in some way or other. Fruits we eat, paper we read, furniture we use and the air we inhale, most of the things in our everyday life are related to the forests to a great extent. They are of an immense importance for us to live. As Martin Luther said, “For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver.”
It’s in human nature that we don’t value a thing until we lose it. The rate of deforestation is increasing shockingly. By cutting trees, we are destroying our lands and inviting the immense climate changes and extreme weather conditions like storms, floods and tsunami etc. We people are disturbing the nature; obviously the nature will take its revenge from us. Instead of managing and conserving forests responsibly, we are cleaning them for our new roads, industries and infrastructures. The question is, by degradation of forests, who is affecting the most? Clearly, we people are.
Most of us know that the global climate change and global warming has become the topic of conversation of today. This global climate change is mainly due to the dangerous greenhouse gas, carbon dioxide.
Plants and trees are considered to be the absorbents of carbon dioxide. They also absorb other greenhouse gases and act as armor from ultraviolet rays coming from sun. By deforestation, we are increasing the level of carbon dioxide in atmosphere; conversely we are changing the climate. According to a study, annually more than 1.5 billion tons of carbon dioxide is released to the atmosphere by deforestation only. So, we have to degrade this act to control the extreme climate changes.